Domaine Treloar le Secret 2016 Shiraz from Roussillon
"Le Secret" 2016, 100% Shiraz. Shiraz like this is simply not made in Australia and when it's made in France it comes from Côte-Rôtie and costs over $150 per bottle. The aromatics are precise and spicy, not flamboyantly fruity but utterly compelling and original in a very serious style. This is no fruit bomb at all, quite the reverse in fact, but still awesomely powerful. As with all great wine, it's the palate that makes you realise you are drinking the real deal because the tannin, substance, and extract here is massively determined, chewy and vigorous. Time will polish this wine wonderfully. Grown in limestone-rich soil that accentuates the savoury "minerality" of wine. An extraordinary Shiraz like no other I've tasted before. Drink now to 2035.